This weekâ€™s UK physical sales chart takes us to 1st January, revealing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the best-selling title between Christmas and New Yearâ€™s Day. (Happy new year, by the way.)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has proven itself to be the â€˜go-toâ€™ game for the Switch; the one title almost every owner buys at some point, usually alongside the console itself.
Itâ€™s impressive that it managed to topple FIFA 22 â€“ EAâ€™s soccer sim has seen a slight price drop over the festive season, available for around Â£35. It remains no.1 in both the PS4 and Xbox One charts.
FIFA 22 fell to #2 in the all-formats top 40, while Animal Crossing: New Horizons climbed to #3.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales also climbed one position, now at #4. Call of Duty: Vanguard wasnâ€™t as lucky, falling from #3 to #5.
At #6 itâ€™s the return of PokÃ©mon Brilliant Diamond, up from #12. An impressive recovery.
Minecraft on Switch fell to #7, Just Dance 2022 got on down from #4 to #8, Assassinâ€™s Creed Valhalla climbed from #15 to #9, and then at #10 itâ€™s Mario Party Superstars â€“ up eight places.
A few other Switch games were on the rise elsewhere, with Ring Fit Adventure, Zelda: Breath of the Wind and New Super Mario Bros. U all re-entering the top 20.
On the flipside, both Battlefield 2042 and Marvelâ€™s Guardians of the Galaxy â€“ one of 2021â€™s most pleasant surprises â€“ both exited the top ten.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection and PokÃ©mon Legends Arceus arenâ€™t due until 28th January â€“ being the biggest releases of the month – so expect a stagnant chart until then. Oh joy.